Friday, May 24, 2013

Ladybird - Ladybird Grilled Cheese and Truffle Tots

Truck: Ladybird
Location MFAH, 1001 Bissonnet, Houston, Texas 77005
Date: May 24, 2013

Ladybird Grilled Cheese - $7

A blend of cheddar, goat cheese and ricotta with green tomatoes. The goat cheese makes this "pop" with bright tanginess. There was an Indian inspired spice that worked nice with the sweetness of the green tomatoes. Grilled nice and crispy. Synopsis: A grown up grilled cheese for grown up tastes.

Truffle Tots - $4

Tatter Tots tossed with truffle oil and just a bit of salt. Crispy, hot, and a nice take of the almost ubiquitous truffle fries. Served with mayonnaise that was either a really good quality commercial product or homemade. A perfect compliment. Synopsis: You can't eat just one.

Ladybird Menu for May 24, 2013

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Stick It - Korean BBQ Pork Belly

Truck: Stick It
Location: Karbach Brewery Co, 2032 Karbach Street, Houston TX
Date: May 17, 2013

I've been missing seeing this truck at the University of Houston, so it was a pleasure to grab a new dish from an old friend! I missed getting a picture of the menu and truck, ah well I think I had been drinking...

Korean BBQ Pork Belly - $8

Two large sticks of Korean style BBQ pork belly. If you are unfamiliar with pork belly it is the raw stuff of bacon. A BBQ slab of it comes out as a huge, succulent slab of bacon. My tasty sticks were juicy and disappeared far too fast! They are served on top of a bed of brown rice and some good veggies, zucchini  and red peppers in this case with what I believe was a light aioli as a sauce. I'm a little picky about my rice, but I've never had anything put great rice from Stick It, always tender but still with a little nutty chewiness that brown rice should have. Synopsis: One of the most satisfying and filling food truck dishes in Houston.


My lovely fiance had the beef tenderloin on my recommendation (previously reviewed), she raved about how tender with was. It was served much like the pork belly with the addition of chimichurri sauce.

While waiting for my order and chatting with my fellow mobile foodies one guy got the locally smoked sausage on a stick. It was two large sausages on a bed of chipotle mac and cheese. It looked totally decadent and I was ready to ask if I could change my order for it. I will be looking for that next time I find Stick It parked nearby.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Miso Yummy - Big Bang and Egg Rolls

Truck: Miso Yummy
Location: Inversion Coffee House, 1953 Montrose Blvd., Houston, TX.
Date: May, 15, 2013

Big Bang Roll - $8

Korean beef, kimchi, and spicy Yummy Sauce in a Hosomaki roll. Seems every other food truck has a kimchi dish on the menu. I'm becoming a convert and this combination really works. All the ingredients give it a pleasant heat that you can still taste though. Synopsis: The Big Bang roll is the origin of the universal yummy!

Egg Rolls - $5

Four pieces of crab and shrimp. Hot fresh and crunchy and the appear as homemade and not some food service roll. Synopsis: crunchy, savory and delicious. u

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Pi Pizza Truck - Soppressata So Good

Truck: PI Pizza Truck
Location: Hot Tops, 3603 Montrose Blvd, Houston
Date: May 14, 2013

Soppessata So Good

Pretty much a standard large slice of pizza. A good crispy very thin crust  Topped with a good tomato sauce, cheese, and soppressata salami. I was immediately reminded of the crust from the late Late Night Pie in Midtown. The soppessata definitely works here, think of it as a drier maybe a little spicier version of salami. the result is the slice isn't as greasy as your regular pepperoni slice. Synopsis: Eat it while its hot, be prepared to fold it like a New Yorker though!

Pasta Salad - $3

Rotini, smoked mozzarella and black olives. Very tasty, not over done pasta that is still nice and firm. the sauce was interesting, tomato based with a lot of some ground cured meat (soppressata?) and fresh oregano. Synopsis: bold and tasty, I wanted more.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Yummy'Z Kitchen - Porky's Delight

Truck: Yummy'Z Kitchen
Location, Soundwaves, 3509 Montrose, Houston, TX 77006
Date: May 9, 2013
Twitter @yummyzkitchen

I was out looking for another truck and spotted this new one on the Houston streets. The truck is all sparkly and new and it looks like they just got their permit on April 23, 2013 so I had to dive right in. Their menu is a burgers, dogs, and fries menu. They will be interesting to watch and see how the menu evolves. I can see a few things on the menu that could be added with a little effort, like truffle fries based on there good fresh cut fries, or a pulled pork croissant.

Porky's Delight

A 1/4 pound Hebrew National all beef hot dog on a lobster Challah bun, topped with Yummyz special sauce, bacon, bbq pulled pork, and homemade coleslaw.

I was confused by the menu and ordered this thinking I was getting a pulled pork sandwich. Ah well I like dogs too and can roll with it.Another bystander there told me they had made the same mistake in the past.

Good dog though, lots of bacon, but I had to look for the pulled pork, it was there but kind of got lost in the composition. The coleslaw was kind of rough chopped so it came out as a very chunky relish. Messy to eat and the large chunks of carrot are bit of a surprise.

This is a bit of a nit pick on my part, but when mine was prepared they really didn't open the bun up much so everything including the dog sits on top. This is a loaded dog with lots of stuff, would have helped if it was a little more "nestled down" in the bun so everything stays together.

Synopsis: be hungry when you order this dog, but don't wear your best shirt, its messy!

I had it with fresh cut fries. The fries were good and indeed fresh cut, blazing hot when they got to me.